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, keep tax rates low, immigration reform, make progress on clean energy and these are things that coalition cares about. so i think that you'll see a much more mobilized group of people across this country. look at what we were able to do over the last year, a year ago, in renewing the payroll tax cut. we took that case to the american people. do you want to play politics. >> everyone is for lower taxes. everyone wants their tax bill lower. no one is excited -- >> the one group of people who weren't ready to do that were republicans here in congress. >> i understand that. >> the reason they're getting to the table is we mobilized the american people but look at what people voted for. look at the exit polls. look at the exit polls show people want balanced deficit reduction reform. show that they want to increase tax rates on those at the top 2% and above so that we can achieve balanced deficit reduction and invest in our economy. if they chose education over tax cuts for those at the top, they chose clean energy. so these are -- that's what this election was about. it makes a
countries and canada, by the way, be more competitive. infrastructure, energy, a series of issues on which the -- when both president obama and republican candidate governor romney spoke about north american energy independence, well, that means mexico, too, by definition. >> i have to ask you about the return of the pre. i'm an amateur watcher of mexican politics. when they were ousted, it was this thought of corruption had eaten at the core of the party and a lot of the public had soured on the pri. they're back. is it a new pri or are we going to see some of the old guard come back to power? >> i'm sure we will see some of the old guard come back together pena nieto and we'll see new faces. the main point, chuck, i think, though, is that mexico has changed. maybe the pri hasn't changed but mexico has. it is not the country of the 1980s or 1960s. this is not a country where there's no congress, where there's no media, where there's no unions, where there's no opposition or civil society. mexico has changed enormously these last 15 years. i think for the better. and so even if they wanted
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